Wellness Wednesday: Dandelion Root Tea

How is it already halfway through the week? Summer days seem to go by so quickly, no? I’m excited about today’s post because I feel like it’s not only in reference to wellness but is also a fit tip. Who doesn’t want a skinny hack every now and then?

I found dandelion root tea first out of curiosity and then again in a recipe for a detox tea. When I was in college a friend of mine who was French was always referring to how they grew up on dandelion greens and how they were full of nutrition.

DSC_3021I thought this was a little out there at the time because the only exposure I had to dandelion anything was the weeds that my dad had me pulling out of our garden and lawn.

Then I tried them in a salad and, if you’ve ever had them you will understand, I was very put off by their bitter flavor.

Now my taste has become a little more accustomed to them and I try to incorporate them in my cooking when they are in season or I see them at the market.

DSC_3020Back to the tea. I saw the tea at Whole Foods and decided to try it, I am a lover of tea and if the greens were so beneficial I was sure the tea would be too. I didn’t expect to get a fun side effect, and lose a little water weight.

Yes, you read that right-dandelion root tea is nature’s tummy tea! It is a great way to relieve any bloat or excess water weight you may be carrying from traveling or ingesting heavily salted foods.

Read on to see my top favorite benefits of dandelion root tea and see for yourself if it’s something worth trying.divider

Top 5 Benefits of Dandelion Root Tea

  1. Vitamin rich-dandelion root tea is full of vitamins including Vitamin A (good for maintaining healthy vision, skin and neurological function), Vitamin K (important for bone and heart health) and Vitamin C (helps with mineral absorption and boosts immunity).
  2. Prevents UTIs-this tea is beneficial in preventing uncomfortable things such as UTIs because it increases urine flow and fights infection.
  3. High antioxidant levels-high levels of antioxidants found in dandelion root tea prove it’s effectiveness in fighting free radicals and in turn many forms of cancer.
  4. Natural diuretic-dandelion root acts as a diuretic, allowing the liver to quickly eliminate toxins, balance blood sugar levels and soothe digestive issues.
  5. Fiber-full-both the greens and root tea of dandelions are high fiber foods. Being high in fiber, dandelion root tea is beneficial aiding in digestion and intestinal health.divider

If you would like more research of dandelion root tea, there is a plethora of information out there as it isn’t anything new, just a fun wellness and fit tip for you to help with any bloat or internal issues that a little detox may help.

DSC_3022I am going to go make myself a cup and read, currently working on three books at the same time so I need to make a dent. What are you reading this summer?

Talk soon!

<3 Megan

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